Join Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold for his live chat at 11 a.m. Monday

Join Cardinals beat writer Derrick Goold for his live chat at 11 a.m. Monday

Bring your Cards questions and comments to Monday’s 11 a.m. live chat.

    While I was happy to see Keith Hernandez finally, deservedly honored last weekend, I was disappointed that Mr. White was unable to attend.  Not to in any way disparage the Cardinals from the '30s and '40s that have been inducted into the hall in recent years, but they weren't still with us.  I feel like Bill White should have gone in five years ago when Red, Lou, and Bob were all still around.
    I am happy that Bill White is honored in the Cardinals Hall of Fame. It was well known that he likely was not going to attend. And that's OK. A Hall meant to mark and reveal and illustrate Cardinals history and the people who make the Cardinals the baseball club they are has a hole in it without Bill White. He is one of the elite players to have taken the field for the team, he changed their culture by standing up to practices, and he's one of the most accomplished and important people in baseball to have ties to the Cardinals. He is deserving of the honor.
    I know this is a hot take and people think I’m blaspheming against the church of Cardinal baseball but I’ve always wanted to see more alternate cards jerseys, one red like their Spring Training ones, wear those on random home games. Also I’d love to see a dark blue Cardinals alternate to match their road blue road hats they hardly wear. They could wear them on a road Sunday. I dunno. The birds on the bat would not change obviously. I get most people laugh at me. The cream and powder blue unis are a great start.
  • I'm going to need another week to process this. More blue hats on the road. Definitely. If I never see the red spring jerseys in a game, exhibition or otherwise, that would be fine.
    Why do rational people think about DeJong as a DH type player? Isn't he 87 OPS+ this year and last?
    That is why I continue to add the UT to the DH. But also consider that alleviated from having to play shortstop every day might unlock some of the offense that was there for him. He puts in a lot of work and effort and logs a lot of innings to be reliable at shortstop, and it wasn't too too long ago that he played more innings at that position than anyone else in the 2019 season, and that took a toll on the offense, for sure.
    I don’t see them getting a SS. Your telling me their going to pay DeJong to be a Utitlity player? Bench player? No way. There’s no evidence of them thinking DeJong is bench/ut player. Like many have said, that player needs to be better than hit low 200 avg. which is what he’s hit the last 2 yrs+. Cmon
    DeJong is set to make $6 m this year. The Cardinals spent $18m on a bench player this year, and almost that much to have an outfielder play for the Angels. I think they can manage. Plus, that's not what I'm talking about. I'm not talking about a bench player. The DH is going to open up new horizons for an NL team.
    Mr. Goold: The thing about celebrities, whether they are athletes, movie stars, politicians, etc., and their opinions, is they think it carries more weight because of who they are. In reality, their opinions aren't worth anymore than the guy next door.
    Expertise matters. Put your trust in experts. Otherwise, whatever you invest in someone's opinion on a subject that is not their expertise -- be that person a baseball player on politics or a politician on baseball -- is up to you and what they offer you as proof of their position. A lot of times, it's the beholders that give a celebrity the volume, not the celebrity who has the same 240 characters that you or I do on Twitter.
    Wow, a marathon today. Thanks for your time. In a previous chat there was discussion about Mr. Dewitt’s ownership. I know other local business people (David Pratt comes to mind) have an ownership stake as well. Is the makeup of the ownership public information?
    It is not entirely, no. The names of the owners mostly are, but their stakes are not entirely known, not to the decimal point. We mapped it out a few years ago to get some of the information that I shared in the previous chat about how much influence DeWitt and his holdings and family have.
    I just feel like no matter how good the team is, weekday games when school's in session or just starting back up are gonna be slower for ticket sales. We live in east central Illinois and there are a TON of diehard Cardinal fans in the area. But families just have a hard time pulling that trip off during the week.
    Agreed. And we all know how different the back to school is in 2021. That is a factor.
    Lancelot Lynn would sure fit nicely in this rotation. He’s a workhorse with a ton of raw emotion. I’ve always loved his fiery attitude and wish the Cards had more of it. I see it in Nado, Gallegos, Reyes, and Nootbaar. They need more!
    Lance Lynn is missed. He would make for some epic Zooms, too.
    Alright, my time has run out here. Went a little over, too. It's been a good time chatting. Did we solve everything? No, never do. But we did have some interesting themes develop. The shortstop position is getting as much discussion in that chat, and it will get even more over at the Ballpark on Clark. The offense remains a point of concern, and should. There were some urban legends to clear up. And the usual chance to hop up on a soapbox or two or seven. Thanks for the great questions, for the interesting topics, and Sean never did come back with a sanitized version of his question. Oh, well. Was really looking forward to having the chance to defend my parents. They're good people. Met each other when they were math teachers. Would have been a good chance on Back to School Monday to brag about teachers.
    They're great.
    Next week, I'll be on the road to Cincinnati after an on-assignment weekend. Rick Hummel will have the coverage all weekend from Pittsburgh, where the Cardinals have a winning streak going. 
    Stay tuned. Stay informed. Stay healthy. 
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